FG ready to lift suspension on Twitter if…

FG ready to lift suspension on Twitter if…

FG ready to lift suspension on Twitter if…     The Nigerian government will lift the suspension of Twitter, the microblogging platform once the digital social media app registers with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). According to an affidavit deposed to by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation in response to a suit filed by a human rights lawyer, the government said Twitter would not have been suspended if it complied with Nigeria’s laws. The affidavit deposed by Ilop Lawrence on…

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YouTube Shorts arrives in Nigeria

YouTube Shorts arrives in Nigeria

YouTube Shorts arrives in Nigeria   YouTube has announced the arrival of the beta version of YouTube Shorts in Nigeria, the company’s new short-form video experience to create short, catchy videos from mobile phones. First announced in September 2020, YouTube has since expanded Shorts to 26 countries and will now be available across more than 100 countries around the world where YouTube is available. While short form videos were already viewable in the platform, users in Nigeria will be able to access for the first time Shorts’ creation tools which…

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Facebook surpasses $1 trillion valuation for first time

Facebook surpasses $1 trillion valuation for first time

Facebook surpasses $1 trillion valuation for first time     Social media giant, Facebook, has hit a $1 trillion valuation, following a dismissal of two antitrust lawsuits against the company. Facebook’s stock closed higher on Monday at $355.64 per share which contributed to the trillion-dollar valuation, Business Insider reported. The rise came after a United States court dismissed complaints by the Federal Trade Commission and a group of state attorneys generals against the social networking company. The FTC has claimed that Facebook is exercising monopoly as the social media giant…

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FG seeks legal power to control Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, others

FG seeks legal power to control Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, others

FG seeks legal power to control Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, others     The federal government of Nigeria has asked the House of Representatives to empower the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to regulate the activities of internet broadcasting entities and other online media. The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed, in his submission at a public hearing on a bill to amend the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission Act, asked the lawmakers to include the regulation of all online and internet broadcasting entities in section two (C) of the bill, as…

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BREAKING: Nigerian telcos block access to Twitter after order from NCC

Nigeria economy loses $250,600 to Twitter ban every hour

BREAKING: Nigerian telcos block access to Twitter after order from NCC     Telecommunications services provider in Nigeria said they block access to Twitter in the country after receiving order from the federal government to do so. According to the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) in a press statement sent to Business Metrics by 1 am on Saturday, the formal instruction was issued by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the country’s telecoms regulator. ALTON has conducted a robust assessment of the request in accordance with internationally accepted principles, according to the…

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Like Twitter, Facebook deletes President Buhari’s post against South East

Nigerian economy loses $250,600 to Twitter ban every hour

Like Twitter, Facebook deletes President Buhari’s post against South East     Another social media giant, Facebook, has deleted a post against the South East region of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari via his official page. This comes two after Twitter deleted the same tweet from the president’s handle for violating its terms and conditions. However, on Friday, Facebook said the post was deleted for violating its community standards against inciting violence. “In line with our global policies, we’ve removed a post from President Buhari’s Facebook page for violating our…

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BREAKING: Nigeria suspends Twitter operations, alleges platform of undermining its corporate existence

Nigeria economy loses $250,600 to Twitter ban every hour

Nigeria suspends Twitter operations, alleges platform of undermining its corporate existence     Through its Ministry of Information and Culture today, the Nigerian government announced its decision to suspend the operations of social media platform Twitter in the country. The statement was made by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and signed off by his media aide Segun Adeyemi. Here’s the statement issued by the ministry: The Federal Government has suspended indefinitely the operations of the microblogging and social networking service Twitter in Nigeria. The Minister of Information and…

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BREAKING: Twitter deletes Presient Buhari’s tweets ‘invoking civil war’

Nigeria economy loses $250,600 to Twitter ban every hour

Twitter deletes Presient Buhari’s tweets ‘invoking civil war’     Twitter deleted a post by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday invoking the country’s civil war. In a series of tweets sent out earlier Wednesday, Buharisaid that regional secessionists did not remember the tragedy of the war, using language that Twitter flagged as “abusive.” “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War,” his now-deleted tweet said. “Those of us in the fields for 30…

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WhatsApp drags India to court over disclosure rules

WhatsApp drags India to court over disclosure rules

WhatsApp drags India to court over disclosure rules   Agency Report   WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit in Delhi against the Indian government seeking to block regulations coming into force on Wednesday that experts say would compel the California-based Facebook unit to break privacy protections, sources said. The case, described to Reuters by people familiar with it, asks the Delhi high court to declare that one of the new rules is a violation of privacy rights in India’s constitution since it requires social media companies to identify the “first originator of…

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Facebook honours Mark Angels, 7 other African creatives, entrepreneurs in new global campaign

Mark Angels

As part of its celebration around ‘Africa Day’ on 25th May, Facebook has launched a global campaign where the feats of some eight creative brands and entrepreneurs are projected to the world. The campaign titled: ‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’, is a series of short films unveiling the stories of eight phenomenal creatives and small business owners from across the continent who are breaking ground across the world. Available to view on a dedicated ‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’ microsite and the official Facebook Africa page from 21st May…

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